Definition: devoutness; reverence for God; ADJ. pious
Definition: devoutness; reverence for God; ADJ. pious
Sentences Containing 'piety'
The words which express our faith and piety are not definite; yet they are significant and fragrant like frankincense to superior natures.
His singleness of purpose and resolution, and his elevated piety, endowed him, without his knowledge, with perennial youth.
Morrel could not resist this; he was not exemplary for piety, he was not easily impressed, but Valentine suffering, weeping, wringing her hands before him, was more than he could bear in silence.
``Well,''replied Mercedes, sighing,``go, Albert; I will not make you a slave to your filial piety.''
``I once possessed piety, innocence, and love, the three ingredients of the happiness of angels, and now what am I?''
In the great landed estates, which the mistaken piety both of princes and private persons had bestowed upon the church, jurisdictions were established, of the same kind with those of the great barons, and for the same reason.
It was written with a plain, unaffected, homely piety that I knew to be genuine, and ended with 'my duty to my ever darling'--meaning myself.
He looked at me with a sort of condescending concern and compassion, as though he thought it a great pity that such a sensible young man should be so hopelessly lost to evangelical pagan piety.
Nor can piety itself, at such a shameful sight, completely stifle her upbraidings against the permitting stars.
Heart-broken by his son's death, Minkhaung spent his remaining years in piety.
These were undertaken by unnamed Scottish artists using continental pattern books that often led to the incorporation of humanist moral and philosophical symbolism, with elements that call on heraldry, piety, classical myths and allegory.
He was the son of a lawyer at Dole, of a family, which during the previous century had attained to a high position in the magistracy and was renowned for the piety and virtue of its members.
In modern times they have a connotation of dedicated piety that is best suggested by terms such as "lay devotee" or "devout lay follower."
The early rulers of the Zhou Dynasty issued or enforced laws that already exemplified the values of a primogeniture regime, most notable of which is filial piety.
Encouragement of the virtue of filial piety helped to strengthen the related duty of respect and submission to imperial authority.
All its families make filial piety, fraternal duty, loyalty, and sincerity their concern."
Human acts of piety are valueless in themselves, and humans are entirely dependent on the grace of God for salvation.
He was described by Baptist historian, Morgan Edwards, as being remarkable for his plainness and his piety.
The description of the municipal coat of arms is "Azure a Pelican in Piety Argent."
Her charity, piety, gift for languages and all-encompassing scholarship were widely praised, and she became celebrated as "Princess Antonia the learned", and "the Minerva of Württemberg".
Indeed some kouroi placed in sanctuaries were not inscribed with the name of the god but with a mortal, for example the 'Delphi Twins' Kleobis and Biton were honoured for their piety with matching kouroi.
The Romans thought of themselves as highly religious, and attributed their success as a world power to their collective piety "(pietas)" in maintaining good relations with the gods.
Written in prose, the piece is inspired by a breath of medieval piety which had not been felt in the Spanish theatre since the 17th century.
In Darfur, the Zaghawa are well-known for their piety.
A portrait of Gosselin has been left by Ernest Renan; in his "Lettres du Séminaire" we see the impression produced on the young man by his kindness, gentleness, piety and prudence, and his erudition.
The piety of the London Jews was such that they had to use an (unplayable) cardboard ram's horn so as to avoid blasphemy.
The devotional hymns are rich in poetry and piety, serving to highlight the helplessness of the devotee and the glory of the deity.
He argued there were good monarchies and bad ones, good democracies and bad ones, and good church hierarchies and bad ones: what mattered was the piety of the people.
At the same time, Hooker argued that authority was commanded by the Bible and by the traditions of the early church, but authority was something that had to be based on piety and reason rather than automatic investiture.
Subsequent inquiries and major newspaper reports suggested that some of the arrested army officers were affiliated with the Tableeghi Jamaat, an organization that tries to engender piety amongst the people.
From the East side (Long Lane) they are (Agreement), (Justice), (Piety) and (Prudency).
Xiao Jing or Classic of Filial Piety (; alternative transliteration "Hsiao Ching") is a Confucian classic treatise giving advice on filial piety; that is, how to behave towards a senior (such as a father, an elder brother, or ruler).
A 12th-century author named He Yin claimed: "The Classic of Filial Piety was not made by Zengzi himself.
When he retired from his conversation (or conversations) with Kung-ne on the subject of Filial Piety, be repeated to the disciples of his own school what (the master) had said, and they classified the sayings, and formed the treatise."
Filial Piety / "Xiao" in the Son of Heaven.
Filial Piety / "Xiao" in the Princes of States (or "Feudal Dukes" - "zhu hou" 諸侯).
Filial Piety / "Xiao" in High Ministers and Great Officers (or "Ministers" - "xing da fu" 卿大夫).
Filial Piety / "Xiao" in Inferior Officers (or "Officers" - "shi" 士.)
Filial Piety / "Xiao" in the Common People.
Filial Piety / "Xiao" in Relation to the Three Powers.
Filial Piety / "Xiao" in Relation to the Five Punishments.
Filial Piety / "Xiao" in Relation to Reproof and Remonstrance (or "Dissuading and Disputing").
The Influence of Filial Piety / "Xiao" and the Response to it.
At times they related messages to priests to deliver to the temple deity; at other times they expressed their piety in the parts of the temple that they could access.
His piety as a Roman Catholic is evident from "Paradisi in Sole".
By the judgement of his country and by the testimony of the people (he was) conspicuous in the highest piety and probity.
And both have the same strength (την αυτην ισχυν) in the matters of piety.
This judgment of Sailer was expressed by Goyau in "L'Allemagne religieuse" (Paris,1905): "With Sailer German piety, both Protestant and Catholic, learned again to pray.
Sailer made a breach in Rationalism, by opposing to it a piety in which both Christian bodies could unite" (pp. 294, 295).
First, Catholic services included music as a carefully prescribed ritual that fostered true piety.
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abortive - unsuccessful; fruitless
intermittent - periodic; on and off; stopping and starting at intervals
monochromatic - having only one color
dereliction - neglect of duty; abandonment
dilate - expand; dilate on/upon: speak or write at length on (a subject)
exhilarating - invigorating and refreshing; cheering; V. exhilarate: make cheerful and excited; Ex. exhilarated by the ride in the sports car
prosaic - lacking in imagination; dull and unimaginative; matter-of-fact(concerned with facts, not imagination or feelings); factual; CF. prose
tribulation - suffering; ordeal; distress; trial
nugatory - worthless; futile